Paper Planes Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Paper Planes

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Plane language.

  • Starring:

    Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman, Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke, Ena Imai, Terry Norris , David Wenham

  • Directed by:

    Robert Connolly

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are hit with objects, shouldered, pushed down stairs, teased, bullied. Theft, break-and-enter. Stick-fighting practice. WWII air battle (dream sequence). POWs, fatal car accident mentioned. Starting pistol gunshot heard. Screaming. Blood/gore: Sprained wrist, acupuncture, needles in face. Sliced finger (no blood).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Cleavage, swimwear, beachwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Paper planes, competition, flying, father-son relationships, paper making, winning, sport, road trips, fundraising, mates, origami, grief, Tokyo.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased wife/mother mentioned/seen in flashback. Planes (miliary, model, pictures, jet). Bird (whistling kite), flies, koi fish. Bacon. Fingernails scratching blackboard. Brief Japanese language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Laudable, imaginative, simple, uplifting, innocuous, immersive, cheerful, upbeat, fast-paced, charming, encouraging. Terrific performance from Ed Oxenbauld, uplifting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable. Forced conclusion, weak characters.

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